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What a glorious summer we’ve been having in Sussex. Now the school holidays are upon us and ‘Sussex by the Sea’ comes into its own! We hope News the beautiful weather continues (although a little from the BN5 area rain overnight for the grass would be nice too.) This month we want to shout from the rooftops about our fantastic Henifeld High Street. There are so many problems nationally (including the impact of bank closures,very recognisable to us Local Interest in Henfield) which threaten the very fabric of our communities - our village shops. Without visitors Henfield High Street coming to Henfield for essential services the High Special Feature Street does suffer, and once we’ve lost shops, then it’s a hard situation to reverse. Please read our article, it will remind you just how Local Interest brilliant these small traders are. You may discover Henfield’s Connector Plus services that you didn’t know existed and why these small businesses go the extra mile just for you. Please take a look in Henfield before you resort to on-line shopping, the service is second to none and you’ll be surprised that many of the prices are very competitive. It’s much more Local Interest environmentally friendly too, with less delivery Gardens and Arts 2018 vans zooming around our country delivering single items. We are very positive about the High Street, but the reality is, if WE don’t support it, we’ll lose it. Henfield is a fantastic place to live, let’s help our village stay busy and vibrant! Local Interest Ken Scott’s Journey



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If you have a local interest story for us please email editor@bn5magazine.co.uk. If your not-for-profit club, group or charity has an event you would like us to publish on our what’s on pages, please submit via our website www.henfieldbn5.co.uk, this gives you additional automatic website entry. Please note we no longer accept postal or email diary submissions due to potential inaccuracies when transcribing. Priority is given to local, charitable and non-repeating events when we are oversubscribed.

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What’s on | AUGUST 2018 Due to the number of events, some repeating events have been omitted. For a full listing of events, see www.henfieldbn5. co.uk. For the Henfield Haven’s programme, visit the Henfield Haven, Hewitts, BN5 9DT or go to www.impact-initiatives.org.uk/ henfield-haven.

Wednesday 1 August Henfield Computer Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 9.30am-12pm (& every Weds) Get to know your computer in an informal atmosphere. New mentors welcome. If you have a reasonable knowledge of computing, please contact us on 01273 494822 or henfieldcomputerclub@gmail.com.

Summer Reading Challenge

Henfield Library for start, 10am Sessions open to all primary (& alt Weds) age girls. Contact Donna 07584 2-3 miles. No dogs. All welcome, 308414. led by trained volunteers, no Henfield Joggers need to book. Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& Short Mat Bowls Roll Up every Weds) Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm (& Open to all. Running both on and every Weds) off-road. All welcome. Henfield Lions Club

Toddler Group

Fulking Village Hall, 10-11.30am (& every Weds) Play & sing.

The Book Nook

George Hotel, 8pm (& every 1st Weds) New members welcome. Contact david501pryor@btinternet.com, 01273 494442.

The Chapel, Fulking, 10-11.30am Henfield Bell Ringers St Peter’s Church, 7.45pm (& (& every Weds, also 2nd Sun every Weds) 2-4pm) New ringers welcome, come Books, CDs, and DVDs. along or contact 01273 596485. Carers’ Support Group

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Maidment Court, 10.30am–12pm (& every 1st Weds) Rhyme Time Henfield Library, Mon-Sat (until Friendly carers’ group for Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am 1st Sept) information and support. (& every Thurs) Mischief Makers. Encourage Fun with music for pre-schoolers. children 4 - 11 to read during the Girls Football Training Kings Field, 6–7pm (& every summer holiday. NatWest Mobile Banking Weds) Henfield Byways Henfield Hall Car Park, 10.05-

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White Hart, 11am (every 1st Thurs) Memory Moments Café For those who are alone. Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (alt Sat) Enquiries 01273 495820 or just All welcome, especially those drop-in. with memory loss.

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Sobell Court, 2.30pm (& every Garden Party for those Thurs) living with Dementia Colouring, drawing and painting sessions for relaxation. All Trenchmore, 3-5pm Live music, delicious tea and materials provided. cakes. Especially for people with dementia, their families and friends. No charge. Call 07711 Southwater Walk Southwater Country Park, 11am 698279 to confirm if the sun isn’t shining! (& 17th) 2½ miles level, no stiles. All welcome, led by trained Cribbage Club volunteers, no need to book. Maidment Court, 2pm (& every Little Fishes Mon, also Thurs 7pm) St Peter’s Church, 2-3pm (& All welcome, novice or every Fri) experienced. For pre-school children and their Henfield Table Tennis carers. Storytime & songs. Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (every Steyning Jazz Club Mon) Steyning Centre, 8.30–11pm (& Open to all. 01273 494352 or every 1st Fri) ron.e.lucking@gmail.com for ‘Latchpen’. London band with an more information. admiration for Django Reinhardt and swing.

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Henfield Haven, 9.30am– The Loxwood Meadow, 10am11.30pm (& alt Tues) 6pm (also 5th, 11th & 12th) Beginners gardening group. A fun and educational day Book at Haven. out for all the family! Visit Haven Bollywood Dance www.legendpresents.co.uk/ Course loxwoodjoust/. Partridge Green Summer Henfield Haven, 10am–12pm Start of 4 week course. Book at Show Haven. PG Village Hall, 2pm

Audiology Centre, Henfield Haven, 10am-12pm (& every Tues) Drop-in hearing aid maintenance service. Stokes Garden, 10am-12pm (& every Tues, Weds & Fri) henfieldshed.org.uk.

Self Help Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am-3pm (& every Tues) A social get together for the elderly. Lunch provided.

Steyning 2 Mile Stroll

Steyning Health Centre for start, 11am (& 21st) 2 mile stroll. All welcome, led by trained volunteers, no need to book.

Knit and Natter

Henfield Library, 2–4pm (& every 1st Tues) Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting etc. Chat and work together.

Free Snooker

Henfield Club, 5–10.30pm (& every Tues)

HART Pub Quiz

The White Hart, 8.30pm (alt Tues) In aid of HART. Teams of up to six. Call 01273 492006 to book.

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Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am–12pm (& every 2nd Fri) A Garden Party and ‘Getting to Know You’. Will be held in a member’s garden. Call 01273 491235 for more information.

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Steyning/Wiston Walk

Cricket Pavilion for start, 9-10.15am Downland dog walk. 2 miles. All welcome, led by trained volunteers, no need to book.

Small Dole Summer Show

Mackley’s Sports Field, 1.30pm Traditional Summer Show – Dog show, children’s amusements, Patcham Silver Band, teas, cakes and barbecue.

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wildlife, astronomy and local history. Suitable footwear/ clothing and torch required. Carers’ Health Check Booking essential. See www. Henfield Haven, 10am–1pm (& every last Fri) henfieldbn5.co.uk for details. Aiming to keep carers aware of the importance of their own Bereavement Support health and to inform them of the services available. Henfield Haven Café, 4.155.15pm (& every 3rd Thurs) Non-religious group supporting local people. Contact St Peter’s Church Office 01273 495532. Albourne Village Show Albourne Village Green, 12–4.30pm Messy Church Traditional Summer Fete Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm (& including baking competitions, every 3rd Fri) apple pressing, vintage vehicles, Crafts, bible stories and delicious bands and Fun Dog Show. Tea, supper. Call Chris 01273 857322. cakes, barbecue and beer tent.

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Great British Bake Bump Off

PART Jumble Sale

Henfield Hall, 2pm In aid of Partridge Green Area Response Team. Deliver jumble to hall on morning or call 01403 713383. No very large items.

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 2.30pm Henfield Hall, 7-10pm See News Item. An evening of musical entertainment. Admission by BP Guild Senior Citizens ticket only. £15 (‘welcome drink’ Shipley History Society Outing and supper included from Village Parham House, 1.45pm Care or tel. 01273 757834. Various pick-up points, 10.30amMeet in Parham House carpark. 5.30pm See www.henfieldbn5.co.uk The pick up time will depend on Community Sunday Lunch the chosen pick up point. See Henfield Haven, 12.30pm News Item. Ouse Valley Walk Call 01273 494747 to book. Ashurst Fete & Dog Show Ardingly Reservoir car park for Music Session Recreation Ground, 12pm start, 10am The George, 8–11pm (2nd Sun) 4½ mile. No dogs. All welcome, Great food throughout the day. Silent auction, cakes & ice Singers, musicians and audience led by trained volunteers. creams, country stalls, wellie are all welcome. Family Evening wanging, archery, kids stalls, fun Free Church Hall, 6.30–8pm (& dog show and raffle. U13 Cricket Festival Week every 4th Fri) Family Support Work Fair Fun for families with children of 13-17th Vicarage Garden, 2–4pm all ages. Organised by Southern Area Annual Henfield Fair. Enjoy Youth Cricket Association. a variety of stalls, children’s For details contact Ben Angling Society Match activities, live music, cream teas Helps (Henfield Cricket Club), and delicious homemade cakes. The Fork, River Adur, 11am ben.g.helps@gmail.com. Terry Wellstead memorial match, in aid of NSPCC. Contact 07720 Henfield Garden Club 612547 for details. Henfield Flower Club Outing Henfield Hall, 2–4.30pm (& every Henfield Hall for start 2nd Tues) Henfield Parkinson’s Café Coach outing to Bury Court, Louise Mosey, in house workshop. Henfield Haven Café, 10.30am– Farnham and Berry Cottage, near Alton. For details, see our Bats, Glow Worms & 12pm (& every last Weds) Club entry on www.henfieldbn5. Meteors Friendly meeting for people with co.uk or contact annjury@icloud. Downs Link Car Park, 8–10pm Parkinson’s and their carers. com, 01273 492598. 3 miles. 2 hour walk looking at Organised by Parkinson’s UK.

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News | AUGUST 2018 Dave Fletcher was the effective founder of HART, having witnessed an event in the village, and then waited for what seemed like an age for an ambulance, Dave thought there must be a better way. That better way was the creation of HART, with much help at the time from the BP Guild. HART has benefitted hugely over its lifetime from Dave’s participation as a responder (more than one life saved), and from his drive and enthusiasm, as well as his on-going teaching of life saving, and other, skills. After 14 years, Dave has decided to step back from his official roles and responsibilities, but will still be around to offer advice, and training from time-to-time. HART SAYS THANKS TO DAVE AND We in HART, both on behalf of HART, and on behalf NORMAN of our community, thank both Norman and Dave After giving many years of service, help and for all they have done. guidance, sadly two of HART’s originals have Martin Tooth retired from HART. HENFIELD COMMUNITY Norman Rigby has been HART’s Treasurer from the PARTNERSHIP AGM beginning, and that beginning was about 14 years ago. During that time, Norman has helped set up The Henfield Community Partnership will be the charity, liaised with the charity commissioners, holding its 13th Annual General Meeting at 7pm dealt with those wonderful folk at HMRC (gift aid on Thursday 13 September 2018 in the Committee and the like), collected and replaced our donation Room at Henfield Hall. tins around the village, and prepared our annual At the meeting, the Directors will report on what accounts. Sadly, due to ill health, Norman just has been achieved in the year ending 31 March cannot continue in his role. 2018, and there will be elections to the Board and Management Committee. To avoid any possible problems with the new Data Protection Regulations the email addresses and other information of members who have not confirmed their membership have been deleted and they will not receive notice of the AGM by email as has been the custom in the past. The partnership is always looking for new members to support its activities, as well as new faces to serve on the Committee, and if you are interested or would like to find out more please contact the Chairman Carol Eastwood either by email enquiries@henfieldcp.org or telephone 01273 493144 before 23 August. Membership of the Partnership is free, and individuals can sign up to join at any time. You can find out more about the Partnership at www.henfieldcp.org. Attendance at the AGM is open to anyone in the village interested in our aim to help make Henfield a better place to live and work. If being a Committee Member is not for you, you can still help us with any of our many projects, so why not put 13 September in your diary now. Anthony Druce, Henfield Community Partnership

NATWEST MOBILE BRANCH The NatWest mobile branch is in Henfield Hall car park on Thursdays between 10.05-11.05am. There are also drop in sessions at The George Hotel on Wednesday afternoons 1pm-4pm. Jacob Watts, NatWest Community Banker 1 4 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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BISHOP PARK OPENS ITS DOORS TO LOCAL COMMUNITY Local community members met with housebuilder Barratt Homes at the Bishop Park development in Henfield recently. Following a successful visit last year, guests were invited to return this year to see the progress of the development of 172 new homes. Representatives from Barratt Southern Counties welcomed members of Henfield Parish Council, including Chair of the Council Malcolm Eastwood, and members of the Plans Advisory Committee, Tony Rickard and Gillian Perry, alongside Mr Matthews, Headteacher at St Peter’s CofE Primary School. Attendees learnt about the milestones at the site and heard about the work that Barratt has been involved with locally, both with schools and local community groups. Malcolm Eastwood, Chairman of Henfield Parish Council, said: “The event gave us a welcome opportunity to meet with Barratt Homes, to share our priorities and see how the Bishop Park development has positively matured over the last year. It was good to hear that so many local people are buying these properties and that there is strong demand for quality homes in the area, both for first time buyers and growing families.” Rachel Cogan, Barratt Homes

from St Peters School. From 2.30-5.30pm there will be fun activities for all ages. Just come along and join in, no charge. Food & drink from local providers will be served from 2-7pm, bring a picnic rug, relax, and enjoy the day. There will be live music outside the Cricket Pavilion from 5.30-7pm, with local band Sonic Deluxe. For many years an annual sports day was held on Henfield Common and we thought it would be in the spirit of the times to revive some of the traditional games that have been played in the village for in some cases hundreds of years. There will be fun activities available for all ages to join in so please bring your family, friends and have a go. These will include traditional sports, egg & spoon races, sack races, relay races and skipping as well as fun football with ‘Beat the Goalie’, coconut shy soccer and skills tests. You can also take part in diamond cricket and cricket with inflatables. There will be a mystery trail fun run starting at the Cricket Pavilion, open to anyone, so bring your running kit! Please come along, join in, enjoy some delicious food and drink and help us celebrate our beautiful new playing field at the Memorial Field Festival, this year’s big event in Henfield. Malcolm Eastwood

HENFIELD MEMORIAL FIELD FESTIVAL On Sunday 16 September you are invited to help Henfield celebrate the refurbishment of our Memorial Field. Join us from 2pm for a fun sports day with local Streetfood and drinks. Sunday 16 September is the 67th anniversary of the Playing field being opened. It was originally constructed in memory of all those local residents who fell in the Second World War. We are now delighted the Playing field is once again ready for all to enjoy. The Festival will start at 2pm with a service conducted by the Reverend Paul Doick to rededicate the Memorial Field and the unveiling of the memorial stone by children, past and present

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DAVID SAYERS ATTENDS THE QUEENS GARDEN PARTY David received the British Empire Medal last year for his services to Henfield and in June was one of a number of people invited to the Queen’s Garden party, in recognition of their public service. He described the day as a “great occasion.” Editor

BISHOP PARK PETROL / GLASS ATTACKS Sadly, some anti-social behaviour in the form of glass jars filled with petrol (and sometimes nails) have been thrown at the new Bishop Park estate in West End Lane. To date there have been six reported incidents and possibly more. The attacks take place during the hours of darkness, the homemade petrol bombs are not lit and may possibly be thrown from a passing vehicle. Local residents have been clearing the broken glass and fuel. Lynnette St Quintin, Sales Director for Barratt Southern Counties says: “As this is ultimately a police matter, we are working through the appropriate channels to ensure that this sort of antisocial behaviour is stopped. However, we can confirm that we are installing extra lighting to increase additional security measures at the front of the development, which will assist with security as well as comply with safety regulations for passing traffic. As residents are our top priority, we are also installing extra CCTV cameras as an extra measure to help deter any future incidents from happening.” Sussex Police are heavily involved and would appreciate any information that could help their enquiries as this is a serious criminal offence. Barratt Homes are in the process of installing new security lighting and CCTV cameras to help the Police with evidence and deter further attacks. If you see anything please report to Sussex Police by calling 101 or online, quoting reference SXP20180614-0805. Editor 1 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

324 people attended the Site Assessment Open Day events on 5th and 8th May 2018, and a total of 1,564 questionnaires were returned. 153 of these were responses to the general questions and between 19 and 69 people responded about each specific site. There are a total of 31 sites, although Site B, was sub-divided into two for display purposes, as the proposed land is in two lots. Of the 32 Site Assessments, there was net public support for 14 of the sites, whilst the remaining 18 sites received net negative support from those attending. There was a good level of engagement in the process. Residents have shown their continued interest in the plan, and of the 324 attending, at least 153 made general comments and expressed opinions. The number of responses to specific sites varied greatly. The public comments have been useful in assisting the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in drafting its full report on the consultation (which will form part of the plan’s evidence base and be available in due course) and contribute to the Steering Group’s knowledge of the public’s priorities. A significant majority, 87%, were in favour of brownfield sites being developed first. A majority, 58%, were in favour of developments consisting of smaller sites as against 25% in favour of larger sites. 41% were in favour of developments being phased evenly over the plan period as against 33% favouring the second half of the plan and only 10% favouring the first half of the plan. The responses to the site specific questionnaires were diverse with people both in support of and against each site. Once again, the Steering Group would like to thank members of the public, and interested parties, for their continued support, and involvement in the production of the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan. Ray Osgood, Chairman of Henfield Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

LIONS JUMBLE SALE Henfield Lions Club will be holding their popular Grand Jumble Sale in aid of local good causes on Saturday 15th September at the Henfield Hall. There will be an auction of high value items, plus teas, coffee and homemade cakes. Doors open at 2pm and entry is 50p. Jumble can be left at the hall on the morning. No large items or television sets please. For those with transport difficulties please contact Lion David Pryor on 0777 5727237 before the 15th September. David Pryor

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AUGUST 2018 | News RIDING FOR CHARITY Two local school girls and their favourite ponies are taking part in a riding challenge to raise money for The Brooke Charity. Holly Parker (from St Peters, Henfield) and Erin Hill (from Jolesfield, Partridge Green) along with their trusty steeds Teddy & Freddy have signed up to complete the Brooke Hackathon. The challenge set is to each ride 100 miles in 100 days and raise £100. Brooke is an international animal welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules. Operating in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, they reach over two million working horses, donkeys and mules – more than any other organisation. They employ around 900 staff worldwide, including vets, animal welfare experts and development specialists. This year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, when surviving war horses began the next and, for most, the last painful chapter in their lives. The girls started their challenge on the 1st July which was the Ride to Remember day, marking the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme - where people were encouraged to ride in memory of all the horses, donkeys and mules who lost their lives in the World War 1, as well as those still working tirelessly around the world. All money raised from the challenge will go directly

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to The Brooke. If you would like to support the girls, all donations would be gratefully received. You can also follow their journey as they clock up the miles! www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ hollyanderinshackathon The girls would also like to thank Lucinda & Nan Langhorne at Ponies-n-kids for allowing them to ride their favourite ponies for this amazing cause. Jen Hill & Jo Parker

BARCLAYS BANK CLOSURE The Henfield branch, currently closed following the incident in April, will not be reopening. A statement from Barclay’s: “The decision to close a branch is never an easy one, however, we are finding that customers are increasingly using other ways to do their everyday banking. Our records from prior to the incident show a falling level of activity at the branch with a 14% reduction in personal customer transactions and a 19% reduction in business and corporate transactions in the last 24 months. In addition, 77% of our regular customers also use other ways to do their banking such as online and by telephone. This closure means our nearest branches will be in Steyning and Burgess Hill, however everyday transactions, typically carried out over branch counters (including checking a balance, withdrawing and depositing cash or paying in cheques), can also be completed at any Post Office. I appreciate that there are concerns about the lack of ATM availability in Henfield and we are actively looking for an alternative site in the vicinity. We will be proactively engaging with local businesses and the wider community to discuss the alternative ways customers will be able to undertake their banking locally.” Danny Reardon, Head of Corporate Relations London and South East

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News | AUGUST 2018 function in aid of charity to kick start it all. Who doesn’t like a bit of cake and a bit of competition, and with The Great British Bake Off likely to air in August it seemed a good idea to mix it up a bit!” For tickets and further information please contact Kim on 07899 664070 or Know Dementia on 01273 494300, or www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/519318. Kim Stewart


NEW PLAY AREA OPENS IN HENFIELD A new play facility adjacent to the Tennis Courts at the Kings Field in Henfield has opened for use, just in time for the sunshine! We’ll bring you more news and a photo feature in next issue of BN5 magazine.

“THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE BUMP OFF” FOR KNOW DEMENTIA On Sunday 19 August a murder mystery cream tea will take place at Henfield Hall Garden Room to raise money for ‘Know Dementia’, a local charity that provides education, advice and support for individuals and families that have received a diagnosis of dementia. It has been organised by Kim Stewart in partnership with south coast fundraising murder mystery company MurderedforMoney. Kim said: “Know Dementia is a fantastic charity which I have been supporting for 18 months now by taking my therapy support dog, Alice, along to the Henfield Moments Café. The dedication and support of everyone involved in the charity helps so many people and their families. Murder Mysteries are something that I will be hosting at my farmhouse B&B (Great Betley Farmhouse) in conjunction with MurderedforMoney in the coming months and I wanted to hold a large

The Gardens & Arts Committee met to review the festival weekend and were delighted with the result. Over 23 charities benefited from the monies raised by the hard-working volunteers who devised many ways of entertaining us whilst giving (circa £9,500 was raised). Hours of pruning, weeding, growing, painting, sculpting, putting up and taking down marquees, cooking, clearing, and organising were all made worthwhile. We were fortunate to have lovely weather, entertainment and enchanting surprises. There was a high footfall and those who visited enjoyed themselves throughout the weekend and at the Finale in Henfield Hall’s garden. Kenneth McIntosh on behalf the G&A Committee

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AUGUST 2018 | News Exercise, Yoga, Pilates, Physio Gym, Tai Chi, Voice Work, Meditation and Fitness classes. There is a very popular weekly coffee morning, and they hold regular social events with live music or other entertainment. Katie, from Jeremy’s of Henfield is helping to run a fundraising event for the centre on 11 August because her dad has MS and is a regular user of the centre. She would very much appreciate any raffle prizes. They can be taken into Jeremy’s or speak to Katie at the shop before 1pm, Monday to Friday. We’d be delighted if people would like to buy tickets. They are available by prior arrangement from 5 Holland’s lane, Henfield, BN5 9UL, or I can RAISING MONEY FOR CHARITY deliver. Telephone 01273 494867 or 0774 8694307. THROUGH EXERCISE £5 a strip. The draw will take place at MS centre in The Cooper Effect Personal Training barn in Southwick on the afternoon of 11 August. Shermanbury held their first charity, in-house Melissa Stepney friendly competition & social event recently. Head coach (& tormentor in chief) Ricky Cooper MORE TIME FOR COFFEE WITH welcomed his diehard clients in to the barn, FRIENDS families & friends in tow, ready for the ‘winner takes all’ workout he had sadistically put together After 20 years loyal service in Cornerweighs shop, Trish Castledine has retired. She will be sorely for them! missed by both customers and the shop team Twenty-four people, split in to 8 teams of 3, alike but hopefully she will still pop in from time to competed against one another, in events including time. We all wish her well. tyre flips, burpees, shuttle runs & thrusters. With Coach Cooper keeping motivation high and all Susie Russell Smith being cheered on by 60+ friends & family, the night was a great a success. Each person taking part paid a fee and with the BBQ going, food and drink donated from local businesses, all proceeds and donations from the evening, totalling £347.50, went to The Aaron Lewis Foundation charity. The Aaron Lewis Foundation is an all-volunteer charity set up in memory of Lieutenant Aaron Lewis and is committed to transforming lives through sport and community action in the local area and nationally for service and ex-service personnel. For more information visit www. arronlewisfoundation.org.uk. Ricky Cooper

RAFFLE FOR SUSSEX MS CENTRE The Sussex MS Centre was started over 25 years ago as people with MS decided to get together and fundraise for treatments and equipment. They support each other in keeping control of their lives, counter acting isolation, and managing symptoms. Their aims are to maintain flexibility and mobility, provide pain relief, and promote well-being and a positive attitude. The services are kept affordable and they will never refuse a treatment for financial reasons. They offer a variety of individual treatments, such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Shiatsu, Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropody and Osteotherapy. They also have group activities such as Seated

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AUGUST 2018 | News LOCAL AUTHOR PUBLISHES BOOK Local author, Anne Baylis Bland, whose book ‘Awaken the Dawn’ was recently featured at the exhibition held at the Free Church during the Arts & Gardens weekend, lived abroad for many years. She came to Henfield 20 years ago and happily made it her home. Over these years she has served the Free Church in many capacities. Now, while still writing, she teaches and mentors, one-on-one, and is part of a local group who pray for the community. Anne is very happy in Henfield where she has developed many close and abiding friendships, doubly valued as her own family are scattered over three continents. She has led a remarkable and adventurous life and her autobiography is a wonderful testimony to God’s faithfulness. ‘Awaken the Dawn’ vividly brings to life her experiences of 30 years in Africa. Her books are available at a discounted rate from the Henfield Free Church Bookshop and at their Friday morning Coffee House. Also available from many Christian Bookshops, Waterstones, Foyles, Onwards & Upwards Publishers, Amazon Books and eBooks. Anne Baylis Bland

six per cent of water used in the home, but on hot days this can soar to 70 per cent, mainly due to garden sprinklers which use as much water in an hour as a family of six uses in a day. During this period of high demand some people may experience lower than normal pressures during times of high demand such as breakfast and dinner time, so everyone is being asked to reduce garden water use during these times to try to make sure there is enough water for everyone. Being water savvy in the sunshine will help ease pressure on the company’s extensive network of 9,000 miles of pipes, pumping stations and treatment works which are working at full pelt around the clock to keep taps running. Despite the recent dry spell, reservoir and ground water levels are as expected for this time of year. Saving water means saving money too and top tips and free water saving devices can be found at: southeastwater.co.uk/savewater. Yvette Hewlett, Springboard Marketing on behalf of Southeast Water


The Friends of Henfield Museum book “A Tour of Our Commons” has just been reprinted due to high demand and copies are for sale at the Henfield Museum priced £7. The book explores the three commons in the Parish, the text having LINK ROAD UNDERWAY been taken from articles Construction work on the new Link Road between that appeared in the Deer Park and Henfield Leisure Centre started at Parish Magazine in 1916. the beginning of July. Alan Barwick During the next 9 weeks or so our contractors JT Mackley & Son will be building the new link road HURSTPIERPOINT SINGERS and car park, as well as carrying out significant improvements to the adjacent footpath in the Do you enjoy singing? Why not come along and cemetery and to the Parsonage track. We are trying join The Hurstpierpoint Singers as we prepare for to carry out the majority of these works whilst St our Christmas Concert, which will be held this Peters School takes its summer break and before year at Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint on the new football season starts. The Youth Club car December 16th. It’ll be the usual mix of carols old park which will be used by our contractors as their and new, with some for the audience, and this year it’ll include music from around the country and site office will be closed during this period. across the centuries. Inevitably there will be some disruption to residents and we would like to thank everyone for Practices start on Monday 3rd September at their patience whilst these important works are Cuckfield Road Methodist Church, from 7.30 to 9.30pm, and there’s an open rehearsal at Holy completed. Trinity Church on Monday 17th September as part Malcolm Eastwood, Henfield Parish Council of the 2018 Hurst Festival. To find out more about us, check out our new HELP US SAVE WATER website at www.hurstsingers.co.uk or contact the As the heat increases, so does the amount of water Secretary, David Redd on 07738 377528. we all use. High demand for water is often caused by garden watering – on a normal day it makes up David Redd

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MP OPENS A NEW ‘QUIET ROOM’ IN WORTHING HOSPITAL Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined his constituency assistant Michelle Taylor for the official handover of a new quiet room in Worthing Hospital which her friends and family have created for the MDCU ward, on Thursday 21 June. Nick and Michelle were joined by the hospital’s Chief Executive, Marianne Griffiths, Anne Hudson, Senior Sister on MDCU, and Rachel Harris, chemotherapy educational facilitator. The new room has been named ‘Martine’s Quiet Room’ and is dedicated to the memory of Michelle’s sister, Martine Barthram, who lost her battle with breast cancer in November 2013. Fundraising for the quiet room took place at The South Lodge Hotel in July 2014. Martine’s friends, Claire Jordan, Jayne Heritage and Jackie Webb, had the idea of hosting a ball to fundraise for a lasting tribute. The ‘Martine Memorial Fundraiser’ event was supported by local businesses, family and friends and helped to raise over £10,000 on the night. Their ambition was to create a special room at the hospital that would benefit chemotherapy patients. The room, formerly just a storage space for the MDCU ward, has now been transformed into a tranquil, non-clinical space that looks beautiful and feels comfortable. The room was designed and completed by Michelle’s parents, Maurice and Sue Jones. It has a poignant butterfly theme and a nod to their daughter Martine’s sense of glamour through a specially commissioned painting by Brighton artist VeeBee. Finishing touches, such as china tea cups, soft music and dimmable lighting add to the therapeutic elements of the room. Michelle was also delighted to let the hospital know that they will be donating the remainder of the funds raised, an extra £1,000 for the ward. The Martine Memorial Fundraiser trustees have also donated two hi-tech chemotherapy pumps to the unit, and made a £1,000 donation to Winston’s Wish, the charity which support bereaved children. Anne Hudson, Senior Sister on the MDCU, said: “It’s absolutely stunning. I was completely blown

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PARTRIDGE GREEN OPEN GARDENS The Partridge Green Open Gardens was another great success. Lots of locals were joined by those from further afield to enjoy the generosity of lovely gardeners who opened their gates and welcomed all. Also, a big thank you to those who created Scarecrows large and small. It was a super weekend, thanks everyone. Next year the event takes place on 15-16 June. Elizabeth Tate-Harte

ARTS AND CRAFTS AT SOBELL There will be an Art and Craft afternoon at Sobell Court every Thursday 2pm-4pm from 2nd August in our refurbished art room. Pleasant company, tea, coffee and biscuits for just £1 per session. Bring any art or craft (knitting, sewing, etc., all paper, books and paints provided). If you are interested call Jean on 01273 492362. Jean Charlton

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING This free event, taking place at the Henfield Hall on Tuesday 16th October from 3-8pm, will include workshops to support your wellbeing, a market place with information about services locally in support of mental health, and specialists with advice and information for you or someone you care about. The event is organised by the Friends of Henfield Medical Practice in conjunction with Henfield Medical Centre and MIND in Coastal West Sussex. Save the date and see future issues for more details. Peter Bates

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AUGUST 2018 | News In Stokes garden, the children were delighted with the pom poms that Julia of Artful Sew and Sews helped make. Meanwhile the children in the library joined in a picture book party and those at the scout hut were shown what fun it is to be part of the scouting movement. Many took part in the treasure trail produced by Sian from the Free Church. The prize, a train and table set, won by Gracie-May Norburn, was kindly donated by Tina from Village Care. For those feeling energetic, there was a guided walk around the village led by John of the Henfield Conservation Volunteers. HENFIELD HIGH STREET’S GREAT We would like to thank BN5 who kindly publicised the event, the Henfield shops, clubs and groups GET TOGETHER ON 23RD JUNE who participated and all those who helped us It was a beautiful Saturday; the sun was shining organise the day. and the High Street was decked with gingham bunting that had been made by an industrious Sue Willis, Henfield Community Partnership group of volunteers. It was lovely to see people coming together in the High Street. The Wild Violets WI not only produced delicious treats but gave away gingham themed gifts, beautifully made by their members.

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The karaoke, set up in the bus shelter by Debi from the Youth Club, entertained us with an eclectic variety of music. Andrew, the pastor at the Free Church had the bbq ready for all the hungry mouths at lunch time.

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The rural high street is in crisis and Henfield is no different. It’s a bleak picture: changes in consumer culture, changing demographics and competition from online sales and out-of-town retail centres mean that rural shops and businesses are facing an economic crisis on an unprecedented scale. According to a report by the RTPI ‘Rural shops are closing at the rate of 400 to 500 per year, hit by a combination of rising costs, lack of credit, and falling margins.’ The sad truth is that without a thriving economy, Henfield High Street will close to business. And once the shops and businesses have closed, evidence shows that services such as schools, libraries and transport will quickly follow suit. But it doesn’t have to be all bad news. We have a fantastic variety of shops on Henfield High Street and with a little support and love Henfield High Street can have a thriving local economy. And it doesn’t take a lot - The ‘Totally Locally’ campaign challenges people to switch just £5 of their weekly shopping from chainstores, supermarkets or online to a local independent shop or business. If every adult in Henfield did this it would generate over £22,000 worth of business per week and over a million pounds over the course of a year for the High Street! So we are dedicating this edition of BN5 Magazine to celebrating some of the many wonderful shops on Henfield High Street - we want you to rediscover and maybe even fall in love with them! Emma Osman & Sarah Butler

“The High Street always makes a great effort when local events are on and tries to encourage visitors in to the village with colourful displays and offers.” “People in Henfield High Street know each other and support each other.” “Henfield is a charming, friendly place - our busy high street boasts a number of great independent shops, cafes, pubs and even a gallery! Not to mention all the other great activities and daily groups. It has a genuine community spirit.” “Henfield has a lovely traditional high street with a lot of potential if supported by the local community. A good range of shops, pubs, cafes, services like the library, post office, and clubs. Large enough to generate energy but small enough to feel very friendly and welcoming. Beautiful surroundings, great play grounds, school, nurseries, doctors, dentist, and opticians, garage.”

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You can always find the perfect something in Village Care, a beautiful gift shop on Henfield High Street with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff. From unusual jewellery and soft toys to leather purses and photo frames, there is a large array of gifts suitable for all sorts of occasions, both formal and informal, including weddings and christenings. With a gorgeous range of greetings cards and a free gift wrapping service, everything is covered under one roof. But there is a practical side to Village Care too: as well as gifts and luxury Belgian chocolates they also provide a service to replace watch batteries and leather watch straps, they take passport style photographs suitable for passports, visas and identity cards and they also have a photo media machine for the printing of favourite photos. They even stock reading glasses for those moments when you just can’t remember where you put them! Village Care hosts a late night shopping evening with Prosecco and nibbles at the beginning of November with discounts on your Christmas shopping, and they also offer a ‘pop up shop’ which is available to retirement homes across Sussex. They also host a visitor information point for Henfield and the surrounding area.

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Jeremy’s provides a huge choice of fresh fruit and vegetables, including some not always found in the supermarkets, but the real beauty in shopping at Jeremy’s lies in the packaging, or rather the lack of it! Most of the produce is loose, rather than pre-packed and so you can buy as much or as little of it as you like, which means less plastic packaging and less food waste. In addition to their huge range of fruit and vegetables, Jeremy’s stocks a good range of local cheeses, eggs and milk as well as Wobblegate apple juice from Bolney, local preserves, chutneys, salad dressings and cakes from Barnards Bakery as well as a new deli range. And in the unlikely event you can’t find what you want, the friendly staff will take orders for next day delivery where possible. Jeremy’s always have a lovely floral display of freshly cut flowers and they will gift wrap any purchase for you to make it look that bit more special. Fruit baskets are very popular gifts too and can be ordered in advance for pick-up. They also sell seasonal plants for the garden and in December they have a big choice of beautiful Christmas trees and wreaths. Jeremy’s is a very friendly shop and the staff take great care in providing customers with the best service possible. There is parking outside the shop, and the staff will always help with any heavy bags out to your car. They also provide a delivery service for those who have difficulty getting to the shop.

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The Post Office has a long a noble history in Henfield - Henry Bysshopp, who became Postmaster

General in the reign of Charles II and who invented the first postmark, lived here in the 17th Century. Today we have a modern, busy and thriving Post Office on the High Street which is run by Monty Patel and his team who took the business over earlier this year. In addition to postal services, the Post Office also provide a huge number of essential services including: essential personal and business banking including cheque and cash deposits, free cash withdrawals, a passport check and send service, travel money, travel insurance, utility bill payments and car tax payments. The benefit of buying these services locally at the post office is, of course, that you are able to benefit from the knowledgeable and friendly service provided by Monty and his team! As well as these services, they also sell a range of greetings cards, stationery, newspapers, tobacco products, confectionery and drinks as well as national lottery tickets and prize payment.

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Stokes of Henfield is an old-fashioned sweet and toy shop that has kept right up there with all the latest fashions and trends in pocket money toys and sweets. It caters for all ages of customer, from the very young to the more mature and provides a great personal service. If you have a favourite magazine or newspaper, the staff will order it in for you and reserve it for you to collect when convenient. They also offer free newspaper delivery at weekends throughout central Henfield. They stock a variety of lottery and tobacco products and they have a huge selection of greetings cards, wrapping paper and gift tags for any occasion and also stock helium balloons and wedding gifts and accessories. For children there is nothing better than the magical experience of a visit to a real shop where they can see, taste, touch and try the different products on offer and that’s exactly what they can do at Stokes. They always have a tempting range of confectionery, which includes sugar free and gluten free options as well as a wide range of old-fashioned sweet shop jars, boxes of chocolates and packaged sweets. At Christmas and Easter they stock a wide range of Advent calendars and Easter Eggs and even our four legged friends are catered for with a free, healthy dog treat for all visiting dogs! They have a wonderful garden where you can enjoy an ice cream, or a cup of tea and a slice of cake whilst putting your feet up for five minutes. You can even hire out the garden for a birthday catering. Play is something Stokes take very seriously and they are your local official stockist of Lego, Playmobile, Crayola, Playdough and Maileg imaginative toys. Children will find a wide range of pocket-money toys to choose from all year round, as well as occasional special offers. Stokes take an active part in all the village occasions and festivals, including late night Christmas shopping (who can forget the real reindeer that came to visit?) and they support many of the local charity requests for raffle prizes and donations. “Stokes is a community centre and we cater for all ages and all the needs we can. If elderly people are struggling we help them carry their shopping home. If they need help choosing the right card for a difficult occasion or for a celebration we do our best to help” said owners Rob and Fiona,

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Specialising in unique, beautiful and exclusive ranges, Cinder Rose ladies’ boutique on Henfield High Street has well and truly upped the style ante in Henfield! Whether you are looking to treat yourself, or treat a friend, Cinder Rose offers a selection of handpicked collections from a range of stylish brands from all over Europe and beyond, as well as items handmade right here in Sussex. With a good range of sizes and styles always available, it’s the perfect solution for those looking for something a little bit special to wear but without the designer price tag. As well as clothes, Cinder Rose also stocks jewellery, accessories, bags, scarves and even home fragrance - everything is unique and reasonably priced – perfect for that last minute birthday present. For Erica, starting the boutique three years ago has been an incredible journey:

“I think the best part about it is watching it grow and being able to share all the brilliant ranges we find with all our customers in person. The relationships that I have formed with people over the past three years have been some of the best in my life. Through customers and suppliers, I have met and made fantastic friends – you just don’t get that online.” Shopping at Cinder Rose is always a pleasurable experience as Erica and her team provide a friendly and knowledgeable service. From customer requests, additional sizing and even a ‘try at home’ service, absolutely nothing is too much trouble for Erica: “We want every person to have an enjoyable experience, and we really hope they come back to see us again!” Erica regularly hosts ‘Girls Night Out’ parties where the hostess brings her girlfriends, Erica provides the nibbles and fizz, the store is closed to the public for a couple hours, and they just hang out and browse. Sometimes the event will be a fundraiser where a percentage of the sales is donated to the host’s chosen charity. She also raises money through Swishing (clothes swap) parties alongside Ardea International to raise funds and awareness to fight the trafficking of girls in Assam, India.

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All Things Covered offers a bespoke picture framing service: From photographs to sports memorabilia, fine art prints to much loved vinyl LPs, Tony takes great pride in displaying everything at its best. Picture framing can be a time consuming occupation and some jobs can be very complex, whilst others are more simple. But when a job comes in that is time sensitive, Tony always tries his best to make sure the job is done and ready for the date required: “David Plummer, local wildlife photographer needed some of his photos framed for his exhibition back in June. With only a few days to complete 13 large frames, it was great to be able to help and make his event such a success.” In addition to framing, Tony also offers large format printing and is able to print up to A1 in size on mixed media including canvas, fine art paper and a choice of photo papers. He can scan and enlarge photos and where possible, enhance and correct to improve the overall image and can also stretch canvas prints ready for hanging and framing. He also offers a book-binding service (including repairs and new covers) and bespoke and personalised engraved gifts via a sister company ‘Bored Monkey’ run by his son. Tony offers a great personal service to all his customers.

“Talking through all the options available and taking time to help customers make choices they are happy with is something online retailers can’t offer. Being able to see the vast range of frames available and actually compare them to each other is all part of the decision process.” Tue - Sat 9-5pm 110 London Road Henfield BN5 9JJ 01273 495718 Cash, credit & debit cards, cheques, BACS & Paypal 01273 494002

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Bespoke Interiors

on Henfield High Street offers beautiful wooden furniture with a painted or waxed finish and in a range of woods including pine, knotless pine, tulip wood and oak. Eleanor and Trevor pride themselves on the quality of their furniture – this is not some flat pack store, but a real showroom where you can see and touch the furniture before you buy! Other advantages are that there are no postage costs, and a good follow-up service and troubleshooting if required:

“Since opening last year we have been busy designing and fitting kitchens and bathrooms locally, our customers really value the personal, face to face service.” This stylish shop is not just about furniture - Bespoke Interiors stock a range of soft furnishings, cushions, throws and rugs as well as gifts and interior accessories including mirrors, pieces of pottery and aromatherapy candles. The shop is a showroom for Kingswood Shutters and bespoke wooden sash windows by The Wooden Sash Window Company. They offer an upholstery service and feature indoor and outdoor hand-carved rustic reclaimed British tree wood furniture. Why not ask Bespoke Interiors to project manage your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom renovations? They have access to a team of fully qualified and experienced professionals that includes plumbers, electricians, plasterers, tilers and painters to name a few and even supply a simple kitchen fitting service for Howdens’ ‘off the shelf’ kitchens. They offer free design and consultation for all jobs, whether large or small, and local free delivery too. Eleanor and Trevor, who live in the village with their two sons, love being on Henfield High Street, describing it as “large enough to generate energy but small enough to feel very friendly and welcoming”.

They periodically have ex-display furniture sales to keep stock interesting and new. Trevor is always open to price negotiation! Mon - Sat 9.30am - 5pm Sun By appointment Unit 2 Alleys, High Street, Henfield, BN5 9HP 01273 495127 07799 136240 www.bespokeinteriorfurniture.co.uk trevorhouse@bespokeinteriorfurniture.co.uk

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When it comes to essential High Street Shops Hamfelds Home and Garden is in a league of its own. Absolutely jam-packed to the rafters (and upstairs too) with everything you need, you’ll find it difficult to find anything hardware-related that they don’t stock! In fact, if they don’t have quite the right size or item (which is rare) they offer an overnight ordering system on most items which knocks the socks off any on-line delivery. Although the shop offers good old-fashioned service to suit its’ name (originating from the Anglo-Saxon word Hamfelde which means ‘dwelling place on high, open land’ after which Henfield is named), owner Olivia Pugh has put in place the latest stock-keeping technology to make sure the shop runs like clockwork. They also care about our environment; the very latest Eco-Vie stock line is flying off the shelves, which is actually sourced from a supplier in Henfield. It not only works incredibly effectively and is environmentally friendly, but you can join Hamfeld’s pledge to reduce plastic waste by refilling your bottles in store! Aside from Hamfeld’s usual ranges of hardware essentials, cooking, kitchenware and building supplies, you may not realise that they also have a great range of haberdashery and art supplies. The great outdoors is celebrated with camping ranges, as well as seeds, garden tools, plants and all things garden related.

“We value the support Henfield businesses give each other and we do all we can to support them, including trade accounts with 10% discount.” Hamfelds staff pride themselves that they build good relationships with all their customers. During the unexpected cold weather spell in April, a call came in from a lady whose elderly mother lived in the village. Her heating had broken down, so temporary heaters were purchased over the phone and delivered to restore warmth that same afternoon. It’s the kind of shop our community needs, and most certainly cherishes.

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Cornerweighs is a real Aladdin’s cave! Crammed full of food supplements, health foods, purer products and paraben-free hygiene products Susie Russel Smith aims to provide a one stop solution for those looking to have less impact on the environment. Stockists of local health foods Infinity Foods, Cornerweighs are able to order in any of their products for customers for delivery later in the week. They have a large range of organic products and a growing range of vegan products. They also run a scoop system for mueslis, dried fruits and nut mixes and customers can choose either paper or plastic bags, or even the option of bringing in their own packaging. They also offer refills on cleaning and laundry products and are just about to start stocking a local artisan supplier of cleaning products called Green Goddess. In the run up to Christmas they provide a ‘snip and bake’ service whereby customers drop off a shopping list of the baking ingredients they need for making a Christmas cake and the Cornerweighs team will weigh out all the individual ingredients for pick-up later in the week. They also offer a hamper filling service – bring in your own hamper basket, box or tin (one customer brought in a wellington boot!) and they will fill it with a range of delicious goodies – perfect for a gift! Excellent customer service is key to the Cornerweighs offer – with 21 years’ experience, Susie and her team have built up a huge amount of knowledge and they won’t let customers buy a product if it is not the right one for their requirements. Susie keeps up with her research and training and will provide dietary advice where appropriate for customers, but will insist that customers seek medical advice where necessary. Mon - Tue 9.30am -- 5.00pm Wed 9.30am -- 1.30pm Thu - Fri 9.30am -- 5.00pm Sat 9.30am -- 4.00pm Caudle Street, Henfield, BN5 9DQ 01273 492794 www.cornerweighs.co.uk Cash, credit & debit card 01273 494002

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Connector Plus


enfield’s latest service, Connector Plus, has launched recently and is set to make a very real difference to many local people’s lives. There will always be times in our lives when we feel lonely, when life has changed and our circumstances see us in a different place without the family, friends, partners or support networks we’ve been used to. Perhaps you have been a carer for a long time, or are recently bereaved. Maybe you’re now working from home or recently retired and don’t have the social network that a working environment provides. Or maybe you’ve just had a baby and you’re finding it difficult to find time for yourself, or that chat and cuppa with others who can understand the challenges you’re facing. Sometimes talking to others or joining a group of like-minded people can really help, and that’s where Connector Plus comes in. Connector Plus in Henfield is being co-ordinated by Alexandra Nevatt. Alex will be based at the Henfield Haven to help link people with those who can help and direct them towards clubs and groups and any assistance they may need. Alex and Connector Plus can help people to discover all the services which could make their lives easier, to become more active and to find out what’s going on in our busy village. She can find out what you can offer to others and to find a role within a group which needs you. She can come to see you for a chat, after which she goes about the ‘connecting’ process; ready to offer you some ideas and link you with befriending volunteers who can help. It might be someone who would like to introduce you to their group, or maybe you need some practical help, or maybe you have skills to offer to others; the solution is tailored to the individual. Connector Plus is ground-breaking. It’s come from a position of need in our community, a need that has been identified across the country, and Henfield is one of the few villages who are taking

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the initiative to tackle it for themselves. GPs at Henfield Medical Centre have long recognised the problems surrounding rural isolation, particularly in the elderly but across all age groups. Isolation, loneliness and bereavement can lead to ill health, depression and physical degeneration, some of which could be avoided or at least eased with community support. Recognising that this is adding an enormous strain on our already stretched NHS, GP Karen CrawfordClarke, alongside the Friends of Henfield Medical Centre, invited a group of local organisations and interested parties to brainstorm the issues and look for a local solution last year. Henfield with its exceptional network of community clubs, groups and charities is ideally placed to help those who need it. Their answer to the problem is Connector Plus. It’s hoped that from small acorns big oak trees will grow; and if we can prove that Connector Plus works then the network of connectors and volunteers will grow to make a real and lasting difference in our village. If you can spare some time as a Connector Plus Volunteer Befriender please contact Alex, there is lots to do but the beauty is the flexibility – you can offer as much or as little time as you wish. All volunteers go through the simple process of being DBS checked. If you would like to use the Henfield Connector Plus service and have a chat with Alex to see how Henfield can help you, please speak to your GP (just a short telephone call will get you a referral) and an appointment will be made for you. Emma Osman Connector Plus, Henfield Haven, Hewitts, BN5 9DT To contact Alex Nevatt regarding volunteering please call 01273 494747 Connector.plus@impact-initiatives.org.uk If you would like to use Connector Plus please contact your GP at Henfield Medical Centre 01273 492255.

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HENFIELD GARDEN & ARTS a celebration of village life H

All photos Amanda Lucas Photography

enfield was drenched in sunshine, colour, craft, art and music on the 19th Garden & Arts weekend which this year took place over Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June. There was a fantastic turn-out of visitors who were drawn by the stunning gardens, the wide range of beautiful art and the talented musicians, as well of course as the delicious tea and cakes on offer. It all came together under blue skies and sunshine to create a lovely celebration of village life. This year 24 gardens and nine community venues were open over the two days, supported by our wonderful High Street shops who dressed their windows especially for the occasion. Each garden and venue fundraised for their own chosen charity and a huge amount of money was raised over the course of the weekend. For the second year running, the mystery Henfield crafters yarn and craft-bombed the village with an array of colourful birds, insects and toadstools as well as a series of planted-up recycled trousers which appeared seated on benches around the village. These delighted villagers and visitors alike and brought smiles to the faces of all those who came across them! If you would like to get involved with next year’s Garden & Arts weekend, do get in touch with the management group as planning for 2019 will start shortly. Sarah Butler

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Pilates for life Pilates if a lifelong practice that enables you to look after your body. A good understanding of the fundamental principles can help you to overcome injury and enables a deeper level of control which is a great foundation for building strength, speed and power. Personal statement from Ann “I started Pilates with Bex as I had long standing lower back, neck and shoulder issues, and could do very little without aggravating them. Today, without a doubt I am physically stronger, more flexible and really enjoy my Pilates. One of the key benefits for me is a better understanding of my body and how to get the best out of it (especially following a hysterectomy and double hernia operation). I am constantly surprised by my body’s new capabilities and the confidence I have in it, compared with when I started. I understand how powerful correct breathing is and how breathing deeply into parts of my body can create space and relaxation, which I never thought was possible. Because I am carrying a weakness in my pelvic floor and I have arthritis in my knees, attending regular Pilates lessons allows me to maintain an active lifestyle. I feel more upright, stronger, my shoulders are in a better place and I no longer suffer with pains in my head and neck.” Bex and Katy work with a wide variety of clients of all ages and abilities. Contact them at the clinic to discuss how Pilates can help you.

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Walking the Coast of Britain in 2017


ver since John Merrill first completed it in 1978, the Coast of Britain has become one of the great challenges in long distance walking, one I had always wanted to do. I’ve been walking and mountaineering all my life. I grew up on the coast at Southwick. Wherever I am in the world, I always feel at home when I smell salt on the air. People now travel to every continent but rarely explore our own wonderful island in depth. In February 2017, I set out from Shoreham to do just that: to walk around the British coast, a walk of 5700 miles over nine months. I chose to walk clockwise around the mainland, keeping the sea on my left. Close to home, I had support from my wife Carolyn in our campervan, but otherwise I carried all the kit I needed, camping in my backpacking tent along the way. My first week took me along the south coast to Bournemouth, where the serious walking began on the Southwest Coast Path around Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. All was well until just before Plymouth - three weeks and 370 miles in - when I began to experience intense pains in my shins. Shin splints is a stress injury that will be familiar to many road athletes. For several days previously, weather conditions had been very difficult around south Devon following storm Doris, and the injury crept up on me, under pressure. It’s not serious but I had to stop.

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Of course, I felt devastated at first. But I was soon able to accept it. Acceptance is not the same as resignation or ‘giving up’; it is being able to maintain a sense of reality, to focus on what we can control. Having walked Cornwall and north Devon before, I restarted in Minehead, to stay on schedule. But when the injury recurred in Wales, I had no option but to complete the walk in stages, passing Scotland by for another occasion. It is easy to think of the coast as all golden beaches and soaring cliffs. The rugged coastlines of Dorset and Pembrokeshire, the expansive beaches of Northumberland and the chalk cliffs of Sussex are among the best coastal walking anywhere. But there is also the urban and the industrial: past Port Talbot steelworks to Swansea; Sellafield nuclear plant; through County Durham to Teesside. There are long stretches of seaside promenade, inland estuaries that need a long diversion to reach a bridge, and many miles where access to the coast is not even possible. One aspect that had a huge effect on me was marine litter. Several months before Sir David Attenborough brought it to the nation’s attention, I was horrified by the volume of plastic waste on beaches and estuaries, not just in remoter areas but also on pristine beaches like Rhossili bay. At times on west coast estuaries I could not avoid

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stepping on plastic for hundreds of metres. It is a vast problem that we can all play a part in resolving, by not buying plastic that cannot be recycled and never just throwing it out. I completed my walk at Shoreham in October having walked two stages around Wales, then uninterrupted from Liverpool to Carlisle and from Berwick upon Tweed back home. Not the full round I had intended but still 2000 miles in 107 days. Every adventure has its moments but for me the most memorable are always the casual encounters with people. One day in Lancashire I held the gate open for two elderly gents. ‘How far are you walking?’ one asked. ‘He’s walking twice as far as you; he’s got two sticks,’ said his mate mischievously. I explained that I was walking back to Sussex by the coast. ‘That makes me feel old and inadequate,’ The first guy said, and pointed to a water tower roughly two hundred meters away. ‘Every day I walk there and back. Just to keep moving, you know. Otherwise I’ll never get off the sofa to get my cornflakes.’ ‘That’s brilliant,’ I said. ‘It doesn’t matter whether you walk five hundred metres or five hundred miles, so long as you do what you can and feel good about it.’ Ken Scott

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Ken is a photographer, speaker and coach who lives in Upper Beeding. His connections to Henfield go back to his childhood and spending summers with his grandparents at Cedar View on Nep Town Road. He has been coaching cricket for nearly twenty years at Henfield Cricket Club. Ken’s walk raised nearly £5000 for Parkinson’s UK and the Lifeboats. Donations are still open online:

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The best things come in small packages Both Annelise and I hit a milestone birthday recently. As she’s a lady, I won’t say exactly what milestone it was, but it wasn’t 30! A fair bit of water has gone under the bridge in that time, and the pressure was on to provide a fitting gift which would provide excitement on the outside and not disappointment on the inside! If our two young boys are anything to go by, a present is assessed by two factors: Shape – cuboid or rectangular are good as they will hopefully contain Lego or even better Lego! Flatter ones are eyed with suspicion as they may contain something to do with Lego (great!), or possibly a puzzle or another educational item (meh!). Soft presents receive distain as they may contain clothes (yuk!) but definitely no Lego. Size – the bigger the better with no exception! The old adage of never looking a gift horse in the mouth seems to have been lost despite its veterinary connection. It is interesting that the opposite seems to apply when buying a present for one’s wife. Lego is certainly not on the wish list, clothes (if willing to take the risk) are well received and small presents are more likely to contain a sparkly item whereas a large gift may contain a kitchen appliance (I’m never going to make that mistake again!)

There is also a parallel to be drawn with veterinary equipment. We have recently taken delivery of a brand new ultrasound scanner with all the bells and whistles (at least in a digital sense!). Our old scanner was an exmedical machine which is still functional but has been superseded by newer technology. It was reassuringly large and once it had been wheeled out, we had plenty of space for the shiny new one. It felt like some kind of birthday as we unpacked it, but once the process was complete I was slightly concerned to see a vast amount of packaging and very little ultrasound scanner! It would appear that you get much less “Lb” for your “£” when buying new equipment and smaller is better. I am pleased to say that despite having similar proportions to a laptop, the images it produces are superb. Ultrasound has become increasingly important in the veterinary world in recent years. It is a very versatile imaging modality and has progressed from a useful tool to diagnosing pregnancy to an essential part of the diagnosis and treatment of many problems. The two main areas that we tend to scan are firstly the abdomen – to assess all of the structures within as well as ultrasound guided biopsies and other sampling techniques. Secondly, the heart – ultrasound enables us to assess how the heart beats in real time and take measurements of chamber sizes as well as speed and direction of blood flow all of which enable us to assess when or if treatment is required for a particular condition. Ultrasound can also be used to scan other areas such as the eyes, skin and muscles / tendons. Hopefully you’ll be reassured to know that if your pet does require an ultrasound scan, we are well equipped to do it - a lot better than the pregnancy scans that were being performed 40 years ago... Oops, the cat is out of the bag! Jonathan Underwood

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Windows | Solar panels | Gutters, Fascias & Soffits | Conservatories | Country houses

16 Years

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PHB Contractors Ltd

• Diggers 0.75t to 22t • Dumpers 1t to 10t • Self drive hire • Operated hire • Breakers • Competitive rates

01273 494002

Mini-digger and excavator hire

Tel: 01273 493496

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AGA servicing undertaken Contact: Peter Jenkins on Henfield

01273 492155 07710 937815 CJ Plumbing

For all your plumbing needs

Specialising in Complete Bathroom Installation & Tiling

Free Estimates, No Call Out Charge A family run business

Email cleve@cjplumbing.co.uk Call Cleve on 07931 330392

Friendly, reliable Handyman based in Henfield. All jobs considered, however small, including garden maintenance, painting & decorating, tiling, plumbing, fencing etc.

Please ring or email me to discuss or arrange a visit for a free no obligation quotation.

Mob: 07803 231213

Email: gp500006@btinternet.com



Home and Business Storage Solutions

01273 501901 www.containyourselfstorage.co.uk



Free Estimates Professional Advice Samples brought to your home

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Bob Cragg

01273 492950


Serving Henfield for over 25 years 7 0 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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covering the area for over 50 years

We pride ourselves on the quality and price of our work.

“ We Try Harder.”

Covering the area for over 50 years

Same day service*

• All TV AERIALS & Satellite TV • Extra points

Authorised sky agent

• Communal systems • Sky TV – Best offers • All European & multi-national

We will beat all others for quality and price HOME SERVICES




satellite systems


Trading Standards Approved

• TV wall mounting service • CCTV extra phone point.

Henfield Area Freephone 01273 461579 0800 919737 Freephone Haywards Heath 0800 919737 01444 457100

FULLY Guaranteed Free estimate for TV aerial work

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Henfield Area

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• New roofs and repairs LOCAL ROOFER • Flat roofs 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE • Tiling and slating • Leadwork www.checkatrade.com/Steyningroofingltd • Chimneys • Guttering and Fascias TEL: 01903 814378 (Steyning) ~ MOBILE: 07904439915 Email:jasonstanding917@gmail.com

Henfield Homes Ltd


property maintenance and refurbishment


painting and decorating and bathrooms bathrooms  painting and decorating  kitchens kitchens and andtiling wall  tiling and decking extensions  floor floor and wall fencingfencing and decking  extensions garage and loft conversions you and your home treated with respect Tel 01273 491822 Mobile 07775 671167 www.henfieldhomes.co.uk 01273 494002

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The place to go for everything Henfield... www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

A.C.T Pest Control

MOBILE: 07867 500375

For the control of rodents and insects including mice, rats, squirrels, moles, ants, wasps, all other pest infestations and bird proofing undertaken.

• 27 years experience in pest control • Domestic and commercial • Approved local authority contractor • Local Henfield company • NPTA Registered

Call Andrew Tullett on Office: 01273 494050

• Fully insured


Wills must Trusts “My family have my Powers of Attorney legal authority to act…” Inheritance Tax POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Please ask for our FREE GUIDE Email or Telephone james@thesussexwillsoffice.co.uk

01903 770356

01273 494002

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Your friendly, local electricians. For all your electrical needs, fully insured Call today for a free Estimate Tel: 07411 132 921 01273 317330 info@pdelectrical.net www.checkatrade.com/pdelectrical

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Domestic, commercial & agricultural Sheds, Summer houses & gates. Hard landscaping, concreting, brickwork Patios & Decking

Richard: 07703 690090 Barry: 07719 570626 Office: 01273 494867 Email: info@thehenfieldfencingcompany.co.uk

Brighton FM & CHECKATRADE “Top Trader of the Year”Award Winner

No Callout Charge • No VAT • Police checked • All windows, garages,

& door locks changed/upgraded (BS3621) • Emergency response • OAP discount


Henfield Village Cars

Based in Henfield, covering all surrounding villages & towns


Local Private Hire Service without the TAXI prices! • Gatwick from £35 • Heathrow from £80 • Southampton from £80

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Modern and traditional upholstery Wood finishing, polishing Repairs and restoration Seat foam interiors Caravan seating

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Fabrics supplied: • Sanderson • Harlequin • Wemyss • Linwood • Warwick • Romo • Ross

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Tax Planning It is always a good idea to review tax planning opportunities to ensure you are maximising allowances and your planning is in line with current legislation. Here’s a brief guide to help you: Income Tax • The tax-free Personal Allowance is £11,850. • The basic rate tax band is £34,500 and is charged at 20%. Higher rate tax at 40% applies to taxable income over £46,351. Taxable income over £150,000 is taxed at an additional rate of 45%. Income between £100,000 and £123,700 is taxed at 60%, due to the gradual withdrawal of the Personal Allowance. • Consider transferring income-producing assets to a spouse/civil partner paying tax at a lower rate. This enables two tax-free Personal Allowances, and two basic rate bands (up to £34,500 of the remaining income) to be utilised. • Income producing assets can be given to children over 18 to utilise their Personal Allowance and lower tax rates if the gift is being made by their parents. Parental gifts to children under 18 normally results in the parents being subject to tax on the income arising if the income exceeds £100 p.a, (£200pa if from both parents). • Business owners can consider paying a spouse/ civil partner, instead of drawing additional taxable income, provided this can be justified in the context of the business. • Charitable donations under Gift Aid could reduce your adjusted net income. • Transferring assets from other relatives to use minor children’s Personal Allowances and basic rate band, may be appropriate e.g. as part of planning to pay school fees. Dividends • The dividend allowance is now £2,000. • Dividends above £2,000 are taxed at the following rates: - 7.5% within the basic rate band - 32.5% within the higher rate band - 38.1% within the additional rate band. Savings allowance • Basic rate tax payers benefit from a savings allowance of £1,000 a year. • Higher rate tax payers can earn £500 interest without paying tax. • Additional rate tax payers will not benefit from the savings allowance. • Consider holding any interest bearing investments in the most efficient way possible.

Capital Gains Tax • UK resident individuals can realise capital gains up to £11,700 free of Capital Gains Tax (CGT). • Basic rate tax payers are subject to CGT at 10% for gains falling into the basic rate band when added to income. • Higher or additional rate tax payers are subject to CGT at 20% on any portion of gain falling into the higher rate bands for someone who is otherwise a basic rate taxpayer. • Residential property, excluding your principal residence is subject to CGT at 18% at the lower rate and 28% for higher/additional tax payers. • Ownership of an asset can be transferred to a spouse/civil partner without triggering a tax charge meaning each individual’s annual exemptions could be used for that disposal. • Review the structuring of your portfolios to maximise the reduction in CGT rates where viable. Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) • The ISA allowance is £20,000. It is worth investing early in the Tax Year to obtain the potential of a year’s tax free growth. • You can save your full allowance into a stocks and shares ISA, a cash ISA, or combination of both. • The limit for Junior ISA and Child Trust fund for the 2018/19 Tax Year is £4,260. The Lifetime ISA (Lisa) • Lisas are available if you are aged between 18 and 40. • You can save up to £4,000 p.a., and receive a 25% bonus from the government right up to the day before your 50th birthday. You can use some or all of the money to buy your first home, or keep it until you’re 60. • Should you withdraw funds before 60, other than to purchase a first home within restrictions, the government bonus (and any interest or growth on this) is lost. You will also have to pay a 5% charge. Tax efficient Investments There are a number of tax incentives for investing in smaller companies, i.e. Enterprise Investment Schemes, Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes and Venture Capital Trusts. For further help and guidance, please contact

Paul Samrah, Partner, Kingston Smith LLP T: 01737 781546 E: psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Sussex Independent Financial Advisers Ltd Chartered Financial Planners The county firm that knows no bounds

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Mortgages Pensions Savings Investments Protection Home Insurance Wills

Large enough to cope... small enough to care •

Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Adviser Dip PFS M: 07799 750580 T: 01273 491221 E: Robert.slaughter@sussexifa.com W: www.sussexifa.com

Warning: The value of investment may go down as well as up. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up the repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it.

Audit and accountancy

Inheritance tax planning

Cloud bookkeeping and payroll

Contact: Paul Samrah Betchworth House, 57-65 Station Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1DL T 01737 779000 E psamrah@ks.co.uk

Henfield Based

Business management

Discover the personal and professional approach at Kingston Smith LLP

Registered in England No. 4117727 Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

01273 494002

Strategic business and personal tax planning

Also at Heathrow, Romford, St Albans, City and West End (London)


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Index of advertisers | AUGUST 2018 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING

A&B Matters 04 The Accountancy Practice 61 Kingston Smith LLP 77


Lawerence Flowers Accountant Roger Minost Architect

67 65

Number One The Laurels B&B


Bartlett Property & Gardens Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Homes Ltd

63 74 71


Gardner & Scardifield Ltd 64 Hamfelds 45


Upper Mead - Sussex Health Care



B&I Carpets 70


Henfield Chimney Sweep


Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Eco Vie Cleaning Products

75 45

The Conservatory Co.



DOUBLE GLAZING & WINDOWS BHW Glass Ltd N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs Timber Windows of Horsham

70 66 02

Herbert Electrical Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician PD Electrical Ltd

63 75 74

Cinder Rose Boutique


Bankhouse Electric Gates The Henfield Fencing Co. Jasper Fencing Contractors R.J Meaker Fencing Limited

65 74 62 44




Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 77


The Elegant Feast Catering Jeremy’s of Henfield Jeremy’s Two Rushfields Farm Shop Swains Farm Shop taste...deli catering



25 30 64 48 17 07 34

C&T Radmall 62 Henfield Funeral Services 61


Braziers Garage Henfield 78 Coles Automotive Ltd 56 Mile Oak Servicing 66 Setyres 80

GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Bartlett Property & Gardens Ltd Beechcroft Landscapes Earth and Arbour Four Landscapes The Green Reaper Hamfelds Home & Garden Jack’s Mowing & Garden Maintenance Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts S. Goodridge Gardens


63 63 14 46 66 45 63 62 48 75

Gallery BN5 45 Henfield Post Office 24 Katherine Lawrie Jeweller 54 Miss Potts Pottery Painting 38 Stokes Newsagents 38 The Steyning Bookshop 20 Village Care 38

GROUNDWORKS & LANDSCAPING A Hyatt Contractors B Muzeen Groundworks PHB Contractors

65 62 69

A&S Gutter Clearance



Natasha’s Beauty Salon 20 Nicole Villa Make-up Artist 25 Pinks Hair 52 Spray Tanning Treats 18

HANDYMAN & PROPERTY SERVICES Geoff’s Handyman Services Henfield Homes Ltd

70 71

Hamfelds Home & Garden Eco Vie Cleaning Products

45 45



The Cooper Effect Personal Training 15 Cornerweighs 34 DB Foot Clinic 57 Feet Plus Henfield 52 Hear to Listen 52 Henfield Chiropractic Clinic 52 Henfield Physiotherapy & Osteopathy 55 NB Clinical Massage 55 Phil Grant Therapist 52 Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health 53 Wickwoods Country Club Hotel & Spa 03

INTERIORS, BLINDS & UPHOLSTERY Bespoke Interiors East Barn Interiors Ltd Just Shutters Ray Bishop Upholstery Simply Blinding Ltd.

34 55 24 75 68

The Great British Bump Off The Henfield Hall Monday Market South East Water Sussex Prairies

22 67 79 06



Batcheller Monkhouse 12 English Language Homestays 20 Inner Space 62 Marcus Grimes 26 Stevens Lettings 63


Lucy Locksmith




Henfield Eyecare


Ovenu-Worthing 69


Andrew’s Decorating 61 Trim Decorating 75


ACT Pest Control


Gray Cat Animal Home Visiting Service


PHB Contractors


JG Plastering




Aquatec 70 CJ Plumbing 70 MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating 66


Batcheller Monkhouse 12 Marcus Grimes 42


Contain Yourself Storage GA Lomer and Son Inner Space Office & Storage The Old Mill Removals

70 06 62 54

Full of Beans The George Hotel Shepherd and Dog Fulking Singing Hills taste...deli catering The Wheatsheaf The White Hart Wickwoods, The Glasshouse

45 08 28 13 07 13 11 03


ROOFING & ROOF MAINTENANCE G & S Roofing Ltd RA Walker Roofing Services Ltd Steyning Roofing

24 65 71

Bluebells Nursery Dove Nursery Isabello’s Pre-School Oscar Bears Day Care

27 54 18 54

Coles Automotive


Amanda Shaw Solicitors Griffith Smith Solicitors LLP The Sussex Wills Office

77 73 73

Jim Hills Sports






Corporate Cars 73 Henfield Village Cars 74

TELEVISION, AUDIO & AERIALS A & S Aerials & Satellites


Southern Beeches Ltd.


Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries




PPC Windows 69




01273 492059






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